Publications
Climate Change
5 November 2014

The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) is a strategic partnership between Oxfam America (OA) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP). R4 was initiated in 2011 to respond to the challenges faced by food-insecure communities enduring increasingly frequent and intense climate disasters and other shocks.

This report outlines the key accomplishments during the April to June 2014 quarter, as well as enrollment results for the 2014 agricultural season in Ethiopia, and information about the insurance product launched in Senegal.

Climate Change
5 November 2014

Ethiopia is particularly vulnerable to drought and floods, and may become increasingly so in light of climate change.  Developed by the Government of Ethiopia with support from WFP, LEAP is an early warning-early response tool which triggers contingency funding ahead of severe droughts or floods, to provide food or cash to the people projected to need early assistance.

Climate Change
5 November 2014

Food security is highly sensitive to climate risks in Ethiopia. Historical and more recent climate-related events such as the 2008/2009 and 2011 food security crises in the Horn of Africa have highlighted the impact of droughts and floods on food production, access to markets, and income from agricultural activities. However, assessing the ways in which livelihoods and specific vulnerabilities are linked to climate is a difficult task given the complex relationships between other environmental and socioeconomic factors
in determining food security outcomes.

The purpose of this analysis is to contribute to a quantitative and qualitative assessment of climate risk impacts (climate variability, change, and extremes) on food security and livelihoods.

Climate Change, Food for Assets
17 December 2010

Through Ethiopia's MERET land rehabilitation programme, chronically food-insecure communities, particularly women, participate in environmental rehabilitation and income-generating activities.